Services set for boy lost to river in Mill Race Park

Funeral services have been set for the 6-year-old boy who disappeared last week into the river at Mill Race Park.

Rescue workers found the body of 6-year-old Brendon Sperry in East Fork White River Saturday morning half a mile south of the Robert Stewart Bridge at Second Street according to Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.

The boy had been missing since Thursday afternoon when he disappeared into the river at Mill Race Park. He had been playing on a sandbar in the river with family members.

Services for Brendon will be held Thursday in Columbus and in Leavenworth on Friday. In Columbus, visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Barkes Weaver and Glick Funeral Home and Crematorium followed by a service. In Leavenworth, visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Crawford County Consolidated Church. The service will be held afterwards.

According to Barkes, Weaver and Glick Funeral Home, Brendon was born Dec. 7, 2011, in Paoli, the son of Joseph and Amanda Peppers Sperry. Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Amanda Sperry; siblings, Haley Peppers, Gary Peppers and Morgan Sperry, all of Columbus; grandparents, Cheryl and Fred Terry, also of Columbus, Jim and Brenda Humphrey of Leavenworth; numerous aunts, uncles, friends and family.

Burial will be at Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia, Indiana.

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